Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Great British Summer

Deck Chair Striped Trinket Dish
I'm very inspired by all things seasidey at the moment and, despite the terrible weather we have in the UK, I'm looking forward to days out on the beach in Scarborough, Whitby, Hunstanton and Brighton this year.
Several things stand out as representing the British seaside but the most evocative, for me, are beach huts and deck chair stripes. In fact, I'm so obsessed with deck chair stripes I have been spending a lot of time gazing at the vintage deck chair canvas at  What an inspiration! Colour combinations that I wouldn't normally consider such as bottle green, orange, deep pink and pale blue. I have been making a range of fused glass dishes using opal glass with a vanilla background and the possibilities are endless. 

Large Deck chair striped dish
As for beach huts, I have a range of Beach Hut brooches available on Etsy at the moment - each one in jolly reds, blues and greens. Just right for the summer season. 

Beach Hut Brooches

I also have one Seaside Boat dish left in my Etsy shop - all we need are the "Kiss-me quick" hats and the ice cream - oh, and some sunshine would be nice too....

Sailing Boat dish
I have a fine selection of inspirational stripes on my Pinterest Board, please take a look and see if you're inspired by them too. 

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